Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Federal Way, WA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Federal Way, Washington.


Linda James, M.Ed.,MS
Anxiety Counselor

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98115 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Lower anxiety and stress with helpful tools for you individually, in relationships, or at work. Sometimes anxiety rises because of specific circumstances and for others it has always been there. Our culture adds to our anxiety levels and learning how to avoid excess stress can make a huge difference. Anxiety can also be a reaction to something that happened in our past. Let me help you lower your reactions to stress.

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98371 - Nearby to Federal Way.

All of us go through difficult times, however some times some us go through more than our fair share of difficulties. It is during these times that we can benefit from someone who can lend a non judging ear, provide hope, support and gentle guidance. I take great care to see that your needs are being met. We always move at your pace and focus on your goals. I will hear your concerns and together we will tackle what is important to you.

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98112 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Stress and anxiety can take a toll on your life. I help people manage, reduce and uncover what is causing and fueling the stress and anxiety in their lives. I look at the relationship between your thoughts, beliefs, and experiences, past and present, to look for underlying patterns that maybe sustaining or triggering a stress or anxiety response within you. I use cognitive as well as mind-body approaches including hypnotherapy and mindfulness to interrupt and reduce your stress and anxiety patterns, making room for an increased sense of well-being in your life.

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Merrie Day, M.A., Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist WA

In 98005 - Nearby to Federal Way.

You do not need to live with anxiety. You know what I mean, the clenching in your stomach or the butterflies, the all too familiar headaches, the tightness in your shoulders or chest, the difficulty sleeping, the constant worrying. These symptoms and others are the result of anxiety. I offer a confidential, safe, and supportive place to talk about what you are experiencing and what you need to live with less fear more joy. There is a way to greater health and well-being. I can teach you relaxation skills, work with your negative thoughts that contribute to anxiety, help you resolve chronic stress that you may be carrying from your childhood, and teach you compassion and self-acceptance.

Karen Morton, LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Karen Morton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

We live in an ever-increasing anxious world, and for those who struggle with anxiety, I can help you put your anxiety in it's place. Anxiety and stress can be helpful, but only to a certain degree- and I want to help you lower your stress from a 9-10 to a 2-3. We will work together to create coping skills to immediately address the pressing stress. Then, I often use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to get to the root of what is triggering your anxiety. In the end, I want to give you the tools so you can handle any new stressor without fear.

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA
Anxiety Counselor

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98405 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Anxiety and stress are both pieces of the human experience for everyone. If one or both of the pieces stand in the way of what someone wants to do, then they may have become an issue that needs to be addressed. Through learning what makes a client anxious, when/where anxiety occurs, and approaching them uniquely and individually, clients can expect their anxiety to decrease, although never entirely go away. We are humans, not robots!

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98101 - Nearby to Federal Way.

In today's fast paced world it's no wonder that more and more people are struggling with excessive stress and symptoms of anxiety. Stress and anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleep, eating habits, work, school, and routine activities, and is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Fortunately, effective therapy can significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with anxiety in a relatively short time, allowing a person to resume regular activities and regain a sense of control. Our therapists are trained in multiple methods of treating anxiety and are ready to help you achieve your goals of a better life.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 07739 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help my clients get a sense of control over their own anxiety. We collaborate to learn skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur so they can still function through it, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve general mental health.

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

In a world that feels increasingly chaotic, anxiety and stress are common challenges that can feel anywhere from overwhelming to debilitating. I enjoy working with clients as they practice new skills to feel calm. I provide psycho-education about the connection between mind and body, along with practical tools to reclaim areas of agency clients have in their own mental health and wellness. If you feel overwhelmed in your work or at home, counseling can act as a "reset button" to slow down and evaluate what could be different. If you feel fearful or uncertain with racing thoughts or panic attacks, counseling can be the first step in finding relief.

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Anxiety Counselor

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Psychotherapist

In 98121 - Nearby to Federal Way.

There are many different types of anxiety and stress. You may be having an adverse reaction to a specific incident or you may be coming to me with a lifelong struggle around generalized anxiety. I work with many clients who have experienced workplace stress and trauma and help them make sense of their situations so they can make informed decisions around a course of action. I help many clients uncover lifelong anxiety that has become so normalized that it may not register as anxiety. Ways of coping with anxiety may be also be causing problems. The goal would be to discover better tools to deal with both the underlying issue and the problems that outdated coping skills may be causing.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98107 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Our approach to anxiety is to first identify patterns in your family of origin. Most clients who struggle with ongoing anxiety are often care takers of their families. Coming to grips with where these do good patterns may actually not be so good can help you as a client lesson your anxiety. Stress is typically more of how a person holds every day anxiety. These forms of anxiety can often be relieved by becoming more familiar with identifying and expressing your feelings in a safe environment.

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Anxiety and stress come up in so many different ways. From worries to full blown panic attacks, anxiety is not a simple thing to be dealing with. But in sessions with me, you will understand how to notice anxiety and deal with it in ways that free you to experiencing the rest of your life. If you find that you worry, therapy with me can help you work with the anxiety instead of against it.

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC

Relational Psychotherapist / Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Federal Way.

You have this shortness of breath, your heart is racing and your foot won't stop tapping. You can't sit still and you really just want to get up and leave the room. You have hives that are unexplained and this irritating cough that just won't go away. You find yourself yelling at the person in the car in front of you, and you don't understand your kids. Anxiety takes on more forms than we can fully know or understand. Yet when you begin to talk about it, any of it, all of it, your story, your life in general, with someone who is trained to listen and to help see into your life, all of a sudden, the cough lessens, the yelling softens, the hives disappear, and life begins to make more sense.

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Anxiety Counselor

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 98004 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Anxiety and stress are a natural part of life but how do you manage it? Stress is a result of trying to deal with the pressures and changes of life. I provide clear-cut solutions to give you the relief you need from trying situations. I am a strong proponent of dialectic behavioral therapy and mindfulness which incorporates breathing, relaxation, and other physiological exercises to help reduce the anxiety from within.

Will Marsh, LMHCA
Anxiety Counselor

Will Marsh, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98112 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When working with people suffering from anxiety, I use Existential, mindfulness-based, body-centered, cognitive-behavioral and Lifespan Integration therapies, depending on what the symptoms and causes of the person's anxiety appear to be. I have effectively assisted clients who came to me with life stresses, adjustment difficulties, existential angst, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, agoraphobia, panic attacks, and post traumatic stress. My approach is collaborative, and my style is direct, compassionate and genuine.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Anxiety Counselor

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

We look together at the areas of your life that are causing you stress and anxiety. For most people, this is a huge aspect of living. Finding ways to reduce such stress and anxiety becomes a major focus of our work. We will examine your work, your family life, your relationships, your ability to function day to day, and the kinds of things you already do to cope with anxiety and stress. Developing strategies to deal more effectively with anxiety and stress is a major goal in counseling.

Alena Davis, LMFTA
Anxiety Counselor

Alena Davis, LMFTA

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98042 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I work to help my clients understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, particularly as these connections impact their sense of self and well-being.This work helps individuals make necessary improvements in order to enjoy rich and meaningful lives. This has been proven to be effective with individuals that experience significant anxiety.

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP
Anxiety Counselor

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP

Psychoanalyst and psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I will help you identify the anxious voice that keeps you from accomplishing your goals and keeps you frozen. We will create a unique plan tailored to you, with strategies that will allow you to live life the way you've always wanted. I will assist you in creating a self care regiment that will enhance your daily experience so that you will feel well rested, calm and can enjoy your life.

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Anxiety Counselor

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Anxiety and Stress can be addressed through the use of a two pronged approach - 1) learning how to use practical and accessible tools to manage symptoms, and 2) identifying, understanding and addressing the underlying causes of anxiety and stress. Often there is some type of trauma that has been experienced, but hasn't been integrated so that healing can take place. Working in therapy relief from anxiety and stress can be achieved.

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS
Anxiety Counselor

Carolyn Ratley, LMFT, CMHS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98466 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Anxiety and stress is one of the most common issues children come in for counseling. It can be very difficult for children and their families to manage alone. I am honored to help families, children, and young adults who struggle with anxiety to find joy and peace again. Anxiety in children can manifest itself in health issues, school problems, peer problems, sleep issues, eating issues and even anger. Children feel safe and secure in my office, find tools to help them manage their anxiety, feel empowered instead of afraid and enjoy themselves in the process.

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHCA
Anxiety Counselor

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Does worry interfere with your responsibilities or daily life, disrupting normal activities, causing you to miss social events? Does it seem like you can’t stop your mind from racing as you worry about all kinds of things and often expect the worst? If you answered yes, you may be suffering from generalized anxiety. It may seem like your worries are coming from the outside, people and events that are causing you stress. In fact, your worrying may actually be self-generated from your own internal dialog running in the background. I will help you calm down and learn to override the negative thoughts while teaching you valuable self-soothing techniques, bringing peace back to your life.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 98188 - Nearby to Federal Way.

While most treatment approaches for anxiety and stress are effective on the surface, they don’t treat the real problem. Mantras, deep breathing, and rational dialogues about your fear being irrational rarely work---for most people don’t believe it or you! Imagine if you can trick the brain into changing without you telling your conscious mind that you are changing it? Problem with anxiety and stress is that the brain in this state knows you want to change it and it resists. Contact Kevin@kevinfleminphd.com for the ultimate stress and anxiety solution that will literally change your brain's autonomic nervous system patterns while you sit on your butt. 877-606-6161.

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP
Anxiety Counselor

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98121 - Nearby to Federal Way.

In today's fast-moving world it's hard not to be stressed out. It can be even harder to determine if the stress and anxiety is "normal" or should be treated. If it's causing you impairments in your daily life, or if you're stressing about your stress, it's worth talking about in therapy. I help client identify what their stress/anxiety looks like and how to better manage it. Stress doesn't have to be bad, in fact it can be channeled in ways that will make you more a more productive person and help you reach your goals... with the added bonus feeling less stressed and more relaxed.



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Federal Way is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 22.27 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Federal Way is 95,171 people with 34,117 households and a median annual income of $55,673. .


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Therapy in Federal Way is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Federal Way therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Federal Way public health department.